Report – June tipped for introduction of new engines across 2016 Mercedes E Class lineup image

The recently introduced Mercedes-Benz E Class has been made available so far with just three engines across the lineup and as such the model is expected to soon gain new powertrain options.

It appears the first powertrain update has been scheduled for June for the executive midsize sedan. The E Class can be ordered currently in the E 200 gasoline version with 184 horsepower as well as two diesel options: E 220d (194 hp), and E 350d (258 hp). All of them have been mated to the 9-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic gearbox and prices have already been revealed – they are a little higher than the predecessor models but should make up the difference thanks to the generational jump. We already knew there would be more engines offered down the line and now we have some details and specifics for the June rollout. The new versions will be the gasoline E 250 (211 hp), E 300 (245 hp), and E 400 4MATIC (333 hp) and diesel E 200d (150 hp) and E 220d 4MATIC (194 hp).

For the same timeframe has been scheduled the order start for the E 220d and E 200 boasting the regular manual transmission and the E 350d with a 4MATIC all-wheel drive system has been tipped to become available during the latter half of next year. Also in 2017 has been planned the rollout of the E 350e plug-in hybrid that makes use of a 2.0 turbo and an electric motor, with the flagship E 63 AMG model also set to be introduced during the first part of next year.

Via Mercedes-Passion Blog